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Novel Protection Against Cellular Aging

By William Faloon

William Faloon
William Faloon

The bacteria-killing effects of penicillin were published in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology in 1929.1 The public did not gain access to penicillin until 1945.2,3 Millions of Americans died during the 16-year delay in making penicillin widely available.4-6 The same scenario is happening today. Effective ways to counteract aging have been discovered, but are overlooked by the medical mainstream.

Halt Alzheimer’s Dementia

Medical textbooks describe Alzheimer’s disease as progressive mental deterioration that is irreversible.7

This concept was turned upside down in 2014 as published human research showed progression of Alzheimer’s dementia can be partially reversed.8,9 The challenge in regressing Alzheimer’s is that it required strict adherence to dietary changes that most people are unable to comply with.

In a major advance, two low-cost natural compounds have been shown to halt Alzheimer’s progression. They work by protecting against the structural changes that occur in brain cells as we age.

In one human study, 54% of the Alzheimer’s patients given an extract from mother’s milk showed an average 25% improvement in mental test scores. The Alzheimer’s patients in the placebo arm of the study suffered a worsening of their neurologic status.10

Another study found no progression of symptoms in Alzheimer’s patients taking microdose lithium.11

Protection Against Cellular Aging

Microdose lithium is a potential breakthrough in the control of Alzheimer’s. The mechanism by which it functions may represent a new paradigm in the prevention of brain cell aging in healthy individuals.

Lithium is a GSK-3 inhibitor.12,13 Based on a growing body of evidence, compounds that inhibit the deadly GSK-3 enzyme may soon become as well-known as antioxidants are today.14-16

Unlike victims of bacterial infections who had no access to penicillin at any price, the cost of lithium is remarkably low.

Example of Lethal Delay
Lethal Delay
  • Alexander Fleming identified antibiotic properties of penicillin in 1928.17,18
  • British Journal of Experimental Pathology published findings in 1929.
  • Penicillin not widely available until 1945.2,3
  • Delay caused millions of deaths.

 

Accelerated Development of Age-Delaying Compounds

The first article in this issue describes how lithium and a mother’s milk extract protect against the structure damage observed in Alzheimer’s patients.

These findings may seem at first to be of interest to those with dementia. The take-home lesson is that consumers can now afford to apply this novel protection against brain aging before cognitive impairment and other degenerative changes manifest.

Snail’s Pace
SIDEBAR IMAGE ALT TEXT
1929 Penicillin discovery published.
1940 Researchers pick up Fleming’s work.19
1942 Enough penicillin produced to treat 10 people.20,21
1944 2.3 million doses of penicillin produced.20
1945 Widespread availability to civilians.3
  • It took World War II to create the sense of urgency to move penicillin research forward.
  • Technologies to control pathological aging exist today, but are sadly overlooked by conventional medicine.
  • Health-conscious consumers should stay informed and manage as much of their personal biology as possible.

Novel Method to Defend Your Joint Cartilage

The hallmark structural damage associated with osteoarthritis is degeneration of joint cartilage.

A fascinating article in this issue describes herbal extracts that were compared directly with popular arthritis drugs. Not only did these nutrients provide superior overall relief, but two of them demonstrated a slowing of cartilage degeneration, something the drugs did not do.

Relief for Sensitive Stomachs

Digestive difficulties remain a frequent cause of age-related discomfort. A common culprit is the H. pylori bacteria that can usually be eradicated by aggressive antibiotic intervention.

Japanese researchers have identified two nutrients that, when compounded together, safely reduce gastric inflammation, heal the stomach lining and reduce the presence of new H. pylori.

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